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The history of nature, in two parts : emblematically express'd in near a hundred folio copper-plates : wherein are also represented all the operations, facultys, and passions of the mind, &c. according to the manner of the most celebrated poets and philosophers

Published 1720

Title page printed in red and black

Some copies of the work have 89 leaves of plates. Cf. ESTC. First (unnumbered) plate and plate [44] are dedicatory, the first to "The Princess Ann", the second for the "second part", to "Mr.s Isabella, daughter of Sir William Gordon of Inver Gordon"

Artists' names recorded in the work include on 78 plates, "G. Freman Inv." ("Freeman" on plates 9, 31, 37, 40), "Lens inv." on the remaining 10. 84 plates signed "I. Kip sculp.", the 4 crediting "G. Freeman", "M. Vander Gucht scul." "Lens" is Bernard Lens, father or son, each active in 1720

Library's copy has double numbering on initial 18 emblem plates: in the lower right corner, 5, 8, 7, 6, 10, 9, 17, 14, 13, 20, 19, 15, 18, 12, 11, 4, [illegible], 16. Plates 19, 23, and 62 show rub-outs

Verso of t.p. in Library's copy signed: Sir Wm. Gordon of Invergordon Bart

Publisher London : Printed for D. Browne, W. Mears, and F. Clay ..., W. Taylor, ... A. Johnston, engraver, ... and W. Bray ...
Pages 198
Possible copyright status NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Language English
Call number 193625
Digitizing sponsor Sloan Foundation
Book contributor Getty Research Institute
Collection getty; americana
Notes No table of contents. Irregular pagination. Only pages with illustrations have numbers. Foxing.
Scanfactors 1

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Getty Research Institute
by Société des gens de lettres (France)
Getty Research Institute
by Société des gens de lettres (France)